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by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Jan 03 2023

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has come down hard on the Nelson Junior B Hockey club following an on-ice brawl to start the second period of the annual New Year's Eve clash of Neil Murdoch Division rivals Beaver Valley and Leafs at the NDCC Arena.

In a media release Tuesday, the KIJHL announced disciplinary actions to a total of 10 players and one team staff member...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Dec 20 2022

The whirlwind season for Dyden Hunt continues.

The Nelson Minor Hockey grad was traded Monday from the Colorado Avalanche to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Leafs acquired the Avs winger in exchange for forward Denis Malgin, 12 hours before the NHL’s holiday roster freeze.

Hunt moves on to his third team this season, after starting the year with the New York Rangers. Hunt was...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 19 2022

Allan Mather of Creston is now a three-time winner of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program trout derby, including last year’s grand prize boat and trailer. 

Mather fishes weekly with friends, two of whom have also won monthly derby prizes. But with the win for his November entry, this is Mather’s second prize of $1,000. 

“There’s a group of four of us that fish together,...

by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Thursday Dec 15 2022

The seed planted that grew Matthew Carr’s interest in farming vegetables happened by accident.

The former Fernie Ghostrider was in a Grade 11 biology class doing an experiment when he became really interested in how plants are bred, specifically how they can grow roots on stem tissue and vice versa. That led to him developing a little nursery garden centre with shrubs and...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Nov 25 2022

When Ryan Larsen was added to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Top Prospects team late due to an injury/illness to another player, that gave the Kamloops Storm three players in the B.C. Hockey Conference Prospects Game, which started with Owen Aura and Jake Phillips-Watts.

Larsen ended up with a goal and two assists, including helping set up the winning...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Nov 10 2022

When the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League meets the Pacific Junior Hockey League in the 2022 Prospects Game in Chilliwack, three players from the  Neil Murdoch Division will be front and centre for scouts to assess.

Leafs defenceman Tyler Seminoff caught the eye of KIJHL head coach Dave Hnatiuk to represent the interior league against players mainly born in 2005 and 2006 from...

by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Saturday Nov 05 2022

Fifteen years ago in November, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League assembled a team of its best players to play Team Canada East in a pre-tournament match-up in advance of the 2007 World Junior A Hockey Challenge co-hosted by Trail and Nelson.

The coaching staff for the KIJHL All-Stars was led by Nelson Leafs Head Coach Simon Wheeldon, who had current KIJHL Head Coaches Brad...

by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Saturday Nov 05 2022

The British Columbia Hockey Conference announced today the coaches and staff that will be a part of the first annual BCHC Prospects Game on Tuesday, November 22nd at the Sardis Sports Complex in Chilliwack, BC.

The KIJHL’s Top Prospects team will be led by head coach Dave Hnatiuk, whose Grand Forks Border Bruins currently lead the Neil Murdoch Division with a 9-4-1 record.